Another in the astonishing series of science and nature films narrated by writer/naturalist John Kieran, The Heart achieves a surreal effect from the combination of aimless narration and precise German visuals. Like the other films in the "John Kieran's Kaleidoscope" series, it was reworked from a Thirties documentary produced in Germany and relicensed as "alien property" after the war. Without meaning to frighten, this film spreads feelings of unease.
Producer Moss (Paul F.) and Schnee (Thelma)Production Company Almanac FilmsSponsor N/AAudio/Visual sound, color
With animation and X-ray motion radiography.
Narrated by John Kieran. Producers: Paul F. Moss and Thelma Schnee. The PA-0527 print carries additional credits: Edited by Henry Yablonski. Narrated by Ralph H. Hall. "This Film Has Been Edited and Narrated as a Kent State University (Kent, Ohio) project under the direction of Ralph H. Hall. Ph.D., Audio Visual Coordinator."